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Newbie question: What is a p-lip?

Discussion in 'Need Pipe Smoking Advice? Ask an Old Fart!' started by Professor, Oct 26, 2012.

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  1. Professor

    Professor Active Member

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    Dear Sirs,

    I would appreciate some information about 'p-lips'.
    Is it something attached to the mouthpiece of the
    stem?

    Thanks! :)
     
  2. Summit

    Summit Live Simply.

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    It is an actual stem made by Peterson. The hole directs the smoke to the roof of the mouth. I have one on my Peterson System and like it but it is difficult to run a cleaner through it. Here is a good pic of the end of the stem.

    http://tobaccopipes.com/peterson-p-lip/
     
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  3. Professor

    Professor Active Member

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    Oh - I see. Thanks for the information!:)
     
  4. Snake

    Snake permanent ankle biter

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    P-lip is a very serious condition.
    The only remedy is to send all
    your tobacco to me. :p:
     
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  5. Professor

    Professor Active Member

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    Nice try, Snake! :)

    Are you some sort of witch-doctor then, who can cure everything
    including pipe stems but who also can cast spells and make all
    ones tobacco taste like sh**?? :eek:

    I have no p-lip and no Peterson - but I can easily compile a list of
    PSF'ers who suffer from p-lips - so you can tell them all about
    the danger and your magical powers. The tobacco that you get
    from them we split 50/50 OK? :D
     
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  6. Preacher1611

    Preacher1611 Active Member

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    Thanks, I always wanted to know the answer to this myself!
     
  7. DeusExMachina

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    [​IMG]

    maybe this diagram will help a bit. ( sorry if it's all scribbles). Working with the "Dry System" The P lip directs the smoke up away from the tongue.
     
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  8. colorduke

    colorduke Active Member

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    It s designed to burn the roof of your mouth instead of your tongue,IMHO they can stick the p-lip elsewhere.
     
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  9. DanielMelange

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    I don't know, I've been using the p-lip now for some time, and I have to say that if you burn your roof with it then you're smoking something way hotter than you should in your pipe. I get a comparable amount of tongue bite as I do with my beater pipe, but never anything even resembling the burning or "cooking" as some people describe, and I have a tendency to smoke probably hotter/faster than I should.

    I wouldn't call the p-lip a great innovation, just a different style of bit. It will suit some and some not.
     
  10. PickingLeaves

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    Why did they make this P-lip?
     
  11. phinz

    phinz Active Member

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    I have a friend who will only smoke P-lips, whereas my two P-lip pipes just sit there and look pretty. One of them is a beautifully restored '60s billiard 3. I've not smoked it yet and I've had it at least 2 years.
     
  12. N3M0

    N3M0 Active Member

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    That's a pretty darn good scribble there Machina
     
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  13. Mister Moo

    Mister Moo Normal Cow Moderator Moderator

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    A P-lip is pretty much a love-hate thing. There are some people I call bi-bituals but not many.

    Me? I am a hater. Tried to like it - gave up.
     
  14. TedVig

    TedVig total pipeflake

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    They do take some adjustment. I will say certain blends work well with them for me but many don't.
     
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